Joe Amaral has over fifty poems and short stories published worldwide, including/ forthcoming in 3Elements Review, Arcadia Magazine, Crow Hollow 19, The New Verse News, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora and Zingara Poet. He spelunks about the California central coast as a paramedic and stay-at-home dad to two saucy little girls. Joe won the 2014 Ingrid Reti Literary Award. He also hiked Mount Kilimanjaro. It was epic.